Food Coloring in Soft Drinks Can Lead to Risk of Cancer

February 22, 2015 11:34 AM

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A new study warns people that drink one or more cans of soft drinks a day are exposing themselves to a potential carcinogen.

The ingredient called 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) is a possible human carcinogen. It's formed during the manufacture of some kinds of caramel color. Caramel color is a common ingredient in colas and other dark soft drinks.

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